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2001 Nissan Xterra Question: Engine starts smooth, within 20 seconds starts cutting out and missing.

 

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alanmcquary, 3.3L V6, Tulsa, OK, January 05, 2014, 18:03
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Tried to relief pressure on what I believed was clogged catalytic converters. Did not work.

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    January 05, 2014, 18:37
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    The distributors on this engine give a BUNCH of trouble and exhibit those exact same symptoms!! Hard to pinpoint it also as it is a multi componet dist. The only cure is replacement of the distributor assembly with a NEW one! Just something i have run across at the shop. Let us know how you make out with this.
    Have a mechanic check it out but it most likely will not have a relàted code!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 06, 2014, 05:51
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    agree with pushrod

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